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"The Walking Dead" Is Getting a Spinoff -- Are You Excited?

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Get ready for more walkers.

AMC just announced a "companion series" to zombie drama "The Walking Dead" -- yep, your favorite undead series is getting a spinoff!

"Building on the success of the most popular show on television for adults 18-49 is literally a no-brainer,” said AMC's president Charlie Collier. "We look forward to working with Robert, Gale and Dave again as we develop an entirely new story and cast of characters. It’s a big world and we can’t wait to give fans another unforgettable view of the zombie apocalypse."

Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd and David Alpert are all on board as executive producers for the series, which will likely debut in October 2015.

"I couldn't be more thrilled about getting the chance to create a new corner of 'The Walking Dead' universe," added Kirkman. "The opportunity to make a show that isn't tethered by the events of the comic book, and is truly a blank page, has set my creativity racing."

Judging from the press release, it sounds like none of the series' characters will be getting their own show -- but a totally new crop of characters will be created instead.

Apparently AMC is in the spinoff business right now.

The network announced that Bob Odenkirk's Saul Goodman character from "Breaking Bad" will also be getting his own show, "Better Call Saul."

Can we expect a new "Mad Men" series next?  

Season 4 of "The Walking Dead" returns October 13 -- check out a just released promo for the show here

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